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Far grander than the colonial mansions of old, Rosewood's 67-room boutique hotel is constructed of local rose-hued limestone and has creaking hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, arched porticos, and fountains galore. Polished wood desks with leather blotters, velvet couches, Oaxacan woven rugs, and beds piled with throw pillows give the rooms a baronial flair. Baths with deep tubs set in arched niches can be closed off for privacy by heavy sliding wood doors, while glass-paned French doors open onto balconies with views of the city and the ornate steeple of San Miguel's iconic Parroquia. The main restaurant, 1826, showcases chef Carlos Hannon's locavore Mexican cuisine, while tables at the Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar are in high demand when sunset lights the cityscape aglow.—Maribeth Mellin
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:During the seventeenth century, the ruling Canal family owned much of what is now San Miguel de Allende's historic district. Little could they imagine this stunning resortfour years in the makingcreated in the backyard of their summer estate. The 13-acre property, enviably sited in the centro, is without peer in a town that has its share of swank hotels. Within view of the iconic pink spires of the main church, it has 67 rooms laid out like a classic Mexican hacienda. Portals and stone paths lead to tiered swimming pools, two-person cabanas, covered patios, and a tequila bar. Rooms are grand and outfitted with regionally sourced hardwood floors and Spanish colonial furnishings. Even a standard king, at 535 square feet, comes with special treatment: A bubble bath lit by candles is drawn at turndown upon request. Other luxurious touches abound: leather desk blotters, museum-quality wool rugs, a Sferra throw on the well-dressed bed, and chocolate milk in the minibar for los niños. The dishes at the elegant 1826 Restaurant are both sophisticated and inventive (the mesquite-smoked tuna is a must), and the staff, with their sunny disposition, are focused on your satisfaction. Views from the rooftop Luna tapas bar make a seat here especially sought after at sunset. 2011 Hot List
Which room to book: Splurge on the top-floor Tower Suite, where cocktails are served on an enormous private terrace overlooking a skyline of tiled domes and jacaranda trees.Subscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›
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